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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embroil  \Em*broil"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embroiled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Embroiling}.]  [F.  embrouiller  pref.  em-  (L.  in)  + 
  brouiller  See  1st  {Broil},  and  cf  {Imbroglio}.] 
  1.  To  throw  into  confusion  or  commotion  by  contention  or 
  discord;  to  entangle  in  a  broil  or  quarrel;  to  make 
  confused;  to  distract;  to  involve  in  difficulties  by 
  dissension  or  strife. 
 
  The  royal  house  embroiled  in  civil  war.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  implicate  in  confusion;  to  complicate;  to  jumble. 
 
  The  Christian  antiquities  at  Rome  .  .  .  are  so 
  embroiled  with  ?able  and  legend.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  perplex;  entangle;  distract;  disturb;  disorder; 
  trouble;  implicate;  commingle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embroiled 
  adj  :  deeply  involved  especially  in  something  complicated; 
  "embroiled  in  the  conflict";  "felt  unwilling  entangled 
  in  their  affairs"  [syn:  {entangled}] 




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